Municipal Affairs and Environment

Salt Pond Gas Turbine Relocation Project (Wesleyville)

Registration 950

Proponent: Newfoundland Power

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • The proponent proposes to move the 13.4 MW gas turbine now at Salt Pond, Burin to an existing Newfoundland Power substation property on a gravel roadway (old Highway) 300 metres south of Highway 320, 3 km southwest of Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay. Modifications to the Wesleyville site include an expanded gravel fenced work area; construction of a gas turbine building (control room and battery room); and installation of two double-walled 75,000-litre fuel storage tanks, associated fuel lines, forwarders, filters, and coolers.
  • The proponent intends to do design work in September 2001, start site work in October, dismantle at Salt Pond in June 2002, and commission at the new site in October 2002. Two thousand person days of contracted and Newfoundland Power staff will be required with 12 to 15 working on the project at the peak of construction
  • July 16, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • September 27, 2001 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was released from environmental assessment.

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